272: CR: Seduction of The Innocent – Max Allan Collins

273: CR: Hit Me(ebook) – Lawrence Block

274: SF: A Pleasure To Burn – Ray Bradbury

275: HR: The Dead Man: The Black Death(ebook) – Aric Davis

276: TH: A Killer In The Wind – Andrew Klavan

277: WE: Strike of The Mountain Man – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

278: SF: The Quetzel Motel(ebook) Ed Lynskey

279: WE: Poison Mean(ebook) – Peter Brandvold

280: WE: Wyoming Slaughter – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

281: MY: The Aluminum Turtle(ebook) – Baynard Kendrick

282: FA: The Wonderful Flight To The Mushroom Planet(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

283: WE: Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal: Eight Hours To Die – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

284: WE: Black Horse Creek – Charles G. West

285: FA: Stowaway To The Mushroom Planet(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

286: TH: The Bleeding Edge – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

287: FA: Mr. Bass’s Planetoid(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

288: CR: The Accused(ebook) – Harold R. Daniels

289: FA: A Mystery For Mr. Bass(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

290: FA: Jewels From The Moon and The Meteor That Couldn’t Stay(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

291: CR: The Posthumous Man(ebook) – Jake Hinkson

292: FA: Time and Mr. Bass(ebook) – Eleanor Cameron

293: CR: Ratlines – Stuart Neville

294: WE: Judge Earl Stark: The Silver Alibi(ebook) James Reasoner

295: CS: Santa’s Christmas Eve Blues(ebook) – Douglas Lindsay

296: CR: Getting In The Wind – Harlan Ellison

297: HR: The Dead Man: The Killing Floor(ebook) – David Tully

298: WE: The No-Account Girl(ebook) – Peter Brandvold

299: TH: A Dubious Artifact(ebook) – Gerald J. Kubicki

300: CR: The Thief – Fuminori Nakamura

301: CR: The Pickpocket(ebook) – Mickey Spillane

302: TH: Phoenix Rising: Firebase Freedom – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

303: MY: The Creative Murders – Carter Brown

304: SF: The Energy Scavengers(ebook) – Ryan Sean O’Reilly

By the numbers, this is my best year of reading since I started keeping records. It doesn’t mean the same though. My previous record was 294, but that was all full length books. In this new world of ebooks, you get all lengths of story in one, anywhere from a short story to a very long novel. I have every possible combination in my 2012 totals(something along the lines of one ebook for every two paper).

I have found that novellas work best in ebook form, the length perfect, for me anyway, to read in the early morning hours while drinking coffee. One thing I do like about them, as mentioned earlier, is the format is perfect for shorter form stories that have a limited market these days.

We’ll see what 2013 brings.

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